Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Celebration of Life....for Louise

Today was all about flowers.  Guess we were under the influence of Louise, the master gardener and Mistress of Apple Creek Farm.
 Karen had a little vacaaaa and I had chore duty this morning.
 No problem.  After I finished, went out on the back porch to grab some shots of the morning glories and there was Sophie....sound asleep in her condo.

This afternoon there was a memorial service for Louise, and we were in charge of getting some flowers together for the reception afterwards.
 Gary kept cutting and I kept filling jars.

 When we got to the funeral home...there were even more.  Louise was surrounded.

This is Jack, her husband.  Normally he is a pretty quiet guy, but today he knocked our socks off with a slide presentation that was full of humor.  Just enough to keep us laughing instead of crying.  It was truly a celebration of her life.

 After that, there was a short reception for friends and family.

 Louise would have liked it.
 Home around 6:45 and Saint Karen did the chores for me.  I am whipped.
Night all.


  1. The flowers for Louise are beautiful. So sorry for your loss.

  2. what a wonderful tribute to Louise. The flowers are beautiful.

  3. Sorry for the loss of your friend, Lori, but what a wonderful celebration of Louise' life! You can see when a couple had a great relationship: the one left behind can let the other "go" I loved the photo of Sophie asleep on her condo. Have a great day. Greetings, Jo (now back in Tz)

  4. Beautiful flowers, a fitting celebration with nature's glorious colours. And after a day with sadness and laughter, we all need a Saint to help out. Cheers,Jean.

  5. The flowers are spectacular.I bet Louise would have loved them.


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